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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (8458) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle shared. Thin ring tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Plenty of bourbon. Nicely done

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3674) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
Sample, brown bottle, Christmas gathering at Stephen Morris’s, savoured on December 18 2015; eye: black, opaque, ring of beige head, slight lacing; nose: roasted barley, bourbon, scotch, caramel, alcohol, bourbon; mouth: roasted barley, bourbon, scotch, caramel, alcohol, bourbon, alcohol warmth, bourbon, finale in alcohol with presence of bourbon, full body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly syrupy texture; overall: quite likable FRANÇAIS Échantillon, bouteille brune, party de Noël chez Stephen Morris, savourée le 18 décembre 2015; œil : noire, opaque, anneau de mousse beige, très légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, bourbon, scotch, caramel, alcool, bourbon; bouche : orge torréfiée, bourbon, scotch, caramel, alcool, bourbon, chaleur d’alcool, bourbon, finale en alcool avec présence de bourbon, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, texture légèrement sirupeuse; en résumé : bien aimé

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (2304) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2016
sampled at the 2016 brewers ball in tampa. not sure why more companies don’t put scotch ales in barrels-I think it works better than stouts and porters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (714) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle shared by tbub18 in Brooklyn (June 2015). I often find Scotch Ales to be too one-dimensionally malty for my tastes, but the barrel aging did wonders here. It’s sweet and malty, but it’s also got waves of bourbon and oak flavor that mingle in to every part of this beer. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (9986) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle shared, thanks! Near black with barely any head. Aroma of big bourbon, vanilla, woody barrel notes, toffee, sweet malt and caramel. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (2515) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle from Ian at the 2015 Ottawa end-of-year gathering. Very dark mahogany with a very feint beige film. Aroma was overwhelmingly sweet with lots of vanilla, scotch, bourbon, plum, caramel, toffee and raisins. Moderate+ body and mild carbonation, very sweet and almost cloying, very boozy, made me feel slightly diabetic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (12784) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle shared by Countbeer. Dark brown to black color, medium sized beige head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, caramel and huge bourbon. Taste malts, sweet, again loads of bourbon, light vanilla, light toffee, caramel, wet raisins. Bourbon flavoured aftertaste with a firm bitterness to it as well. Full body, oily texture, medium but also a bit soft carbonation somehow. Very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (5982) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Small creamy head/lacing. Dark brown beer. Aromas of mainly bourbon, butter and caramel with some hints of dried leaves, some spice, marzipan and vanilla and sweet fruit. Very nice! Flavour is bourbon, vanilla, older wood, dried leaves, some toffee and light caramel, bitters, some prunes, marzipan, hint of bay leaf... Aftertaste is bitter, toasty, dried leaves, bourbon, wood, etc. Low carbo, creamy close to silky oily mouthfeel, more than just medium bodied. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12702) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
A dark brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with Bourbon barrel, licorice, dark fruits, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet caramel malt with, roasted coffee, bourbon barrel, licorice notes, very nice. Bottle at Ottawa Xmas gathering 2015.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (3554) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2015
bottle shared by a friend. poured a murky brown colour with a nice thick off tanned head on top. lot’s of sweet bourbon hits the nose, raisins, sweet toffee, marzipan, vanilla, oak, sweet toffee, lot’s of balanced flavors. big chewy mouthfeel. a slight notice of charred smoke oak, campfire marshmallows. with a strong sweet bourbon aftertaste. very nice!

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